It’s been a busy week of training here at APPD. Here is what we have been up to this week:
TCO Instructor Rycca Martinez and TCO Instructor John Flowers instructed 27 students in TCIC and NCIC procedures. Students in this course consisted of Telecommunications Officers, Jailers, and Police Officers from APPD and surrounding agencies. This course is required for all new TCO’s, Jailers, and Peace Officers within their first year of employment and must be renewed every two years. For most of the attendees, this was their first time taking this course.
Sgt. Alvin Luker and Sgt. Travis Baker instructed 8 APPD Officers in S.F.S.T. (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) update procedures. All officers go through this course while in the Police Academy but must recertify every two years. This course’s primary purpose is to improve the consistency of SFST’s and keep officers up to date and proficient. Last year APPD Officers made 64 arrests for DWI-related offenses. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2019 there were 24,666 DWI-related crashes in Texas, resulting in 900 fatalities and 2,152 serious injuries. APPD continuously ensures our officers are trained to locate and arrest DWI drivers to increase safety on our roadways.
Lastly, all our investigators attended a course for interrogations designed for criminal investigators and first responders. This course was put on by the LLRMI (Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute) and instructed by Stan B. Walters, who has spent nearly 4 decades studying and researching the science of interview and interrogation.
Aransas Pass Police Department takes pride in providing our officers and our surrounding partners with the best training available.
Here are a few pictures from our classes this week.